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Medea (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 April 1988 (Denmark)
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Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the... See full summary »

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Jason
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Solbjørg Højfeldt ...
Ammen
Preben Lerdorff Rye ...
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Aiceus
Ludmilla Glinska ...
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Vera Gebuhr ...
Aeldre Terne
Jonny Kilde ...
Store Dreng
Richard Kilde ...
Lille Dreng
Dick Kaysø ...
Jasons Stemme
Mette Munk Plum ...
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Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the throne. In exchange, Medea and the boys are to be banished. Jason explains that his actions ensure a rich future for Medea and her sons. She asks that she be allowed to stay; Kreon refuses. She asks for one more day, and begs Jason to seek the king's permission to allow their sons to stay in Corinth. Jason agrees and Medea prepares a gift for her sons to give to Glauce. Will Medea leave peacefully? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1 April 1988 (Denmark)  »

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$1,415 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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$16,087 (USA) (5 September 2003)
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Medea by Lars Triers
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant expose' and depiction of the classical Greek play. I never had any feeling of sympathy for the character of Medea. I always found her murderous rage against her husband reprehensible. No hatred or anger can justify murdering one's own children. But for the first time, I felt a sadness and compassion towards Medea. Lar Triers treatment and subsequent rendition of Medea's plight made me think of her more than just as a "woman scorned" and I finally understood what moved her to this sacrilegious act of infanticide. Jason was her entire life and the one that she should have killed. So in his absence, she slew his progeny. She wanted to wipe any trace of him from the earth and from her heart. So she destroyed everything at once including herself. There would never be any chance of returning after this unforgivable act.

This is the definitive Medea. Lars Triers deserves praise for bringing this tragedy into focus. For making Medea human instead of a monster he deserves our gratitude.


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